Art Education MAT Admission Requirements

  • An application for graduate admission
  • A bachelor’s degree in art or similar fields from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  • If the bachelor’s degree is not in a closely related art field (such as studio art, art history, graphic design, photography, or digital/media art), the candidate must demonstrate at least 18 hours of course work in visual art at the undergraduate level or pass the Praxis: Art: Content and Analysis Test (NC art licensure requirement) or must take art classes at UNCW to meet the requirement. (minimum requirements)
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GPA of “B” (3.0) or better recommended in undergraduate work
  • Three professional recommendations.
  • Two to three-page typed letter of interest which includes a description of the applicant’s professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching.
  • Art portfolio: include 8-10 visual artworks with 100-word artist statement. Portfolio should in PDF format in one document or website format. If the work is a digital work, the length should not exceed 10 minutes each. Please provide a link for viewing the work online.

Documents to be submitted for admission:

  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work.
  • Three professional recommendations.
  • Statement of interest letter.
  • Art portfolio PDF or website link 

Application Deadline:

  • The 17-month track Spring 2023 application deadline is October 31, 2022.
  • The one-year track Summer I 2023 application deadline is March 31, 2023 (priority date). 
  • Please contact the program coordinator about the possibility of other starting dates. 
  • The application is now open!

 Check out the Graduate School admission steps




Questions? Contact Program Coordinator 

Dr. Christine Liao